~Alternate Sunday ride to other SC trails that are too water logged!!
Sometimes it's fun to bike to a beautiful destination even if you don't have to navigate a bunch of rock and root gardens to get there. Oh yeah, how about a gradual climb?! Doesn't feel like climbing at all and you still get a lot of speed on the ride out.
Park at Waddell Creek/Big Basin's Rancho del Oso entrance along Hwy 1. (16 miles north of the last stoplight in Santa Cruz). This is a 12 mile out-and-back ride on fire road and double track well-covered by redwoods that's great for beginners. The walk to the three falls is approx. 2 miles round trip. However, Berry Creek falls is just a half mile from where the bike legal trail ends. We can decide when we get to the first falls if we want to continue.
- second pair of shoes if you don't want to walk in your bike shoes
- bike lock for where the bike legal trail ends We can also share several bikes to a lock. My cable lock will work for 5 bikes.
- rain gear and WARM layers you're willing to get muddy
Lunch at the Whale City Bakery/Grill in Davenport afterward for those who are interested.
Feel free to use the comments section to coordinate carpooling. Some info on the ride: http://bayarearides.com/rides/berrycreek/